Employee Update for Brexit

Employee Update for Brexit

The UK is due to the leave the UK on Friday 31 January 2020 at 11:00pm.  After this period, the UK will enter into a transition period where the rights of European nationals who wish to remain in the UK will remain unchanged. This transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020.

Any European national or their family members currently in the UK or who can evidence they have resided in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 can apply to register their status through the settled status scheme. This will enable them the right to continue to reside in the UK. An individual can apply for pre-settled status (if they have spent less than five years in the UK) or settled status (if they have spent more than five years in the UK). The application can be made until at least 30 June 2021.

If you are an Irish national, your rights to remain in the UK will be unaffected, and you will be able to continue to reside in the UK, even after the transition period.

If you have not already applied for pre-settled or settled status, you can apply either through the mobile phone app. “EU Exit: ID Document Check”, available on apple or android phones, by post or by going to an identity document scanning location. Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status